Health & Medical Sciences
A Health and Medical Sciences degree at MSUM will give you a strong foundation in biological science concepts at all levels. This degree will soundly prepare you for graduate and professional programs in the human health sciences such as medicine, physical therapy, chiropractic, public health, ophthalmology and dental care.
Langseth Hall and Hagen Hall are modern facilities providing experiential, student-centered learning in interesting spaces that are devoted to research and discovery. In addition to outstanding labs on campus, you can learn and do research at a field station at the MSUM Regional Science Center.
Faculty-mentored research is the hallmark of an MSUM Health and Medical Sciences degree. Faculty and student collaborators regularly publish in academic peer-reviewed journals and present at regional and national conferences. Faculty and student researchers meet regularly to discuss research.
Upper-level Health and Medical Sciences courses average 10-15 students, ensuring you plenty of individual attention from faculty members who are not only master teachers, but also respected scholars in their respective field of expertise.
MSUM’s prairie restoration project is charged with restoring 160 acres of flora and fauna to pre-European prairie ecosystem. This project gives you an opportunity to do lab activities at the Regional Science Center gathering data, monitoring the recovery of restored sites and comparing data to data collected from original remnant prairie.
In addition to expert faculty, we enrich your learning experience in labs with Learning Assistants – peer undergraduates who facilitate individual student learning.
Health and Medical Sciences degree students get the rare undergraduate opportunity to study human anatomy based on cadaver dissection.
MSUM has a strong 3+3 articulation agreement with Northwestern Health Sciences University to fast-track to Doctor of Chiropractic after your junior year at MSUM.
Healthcare Student Success Stories
Sigma Theta Tau International is the international honors society for nursing. On March 27, 2021, nine MSUM students joined its ranks while a faculty member received prestigious recognition.
As a growth advisor for HealthPartners, Sarah Borgerding advises the organization on short- and long-term business decisions. The career perfectly balances the two degrees she earned from MSUM in 2003—business administration and economics.
These MSUM alumni and faculty, although from varied backgrounds with different degrees and career fields, all conduct research across the world. Their association with MSUM has shaped their careers. They are researchers, exercising influence and making a big difference – successful alumni and faculty who are transforming our mental and physical wellness, changing our lives for the better and providing hope a reality.
As a Health and Medical Sciences major at MSUM, you will quickly learn that science is a verb – a method, a way of knowing. You will immerse yourself in meaningful, hands-on experiences that teach you to learn science and to be a scientist.